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I am a TEXAS Trial Lawyer living in New Mexico.  For the past 25 years, I have been an active and aggressive Trial lawyer representing hundreds of clients in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Premises Liability cases.   I also have extensive experience in  the Criminal Defense and Immigration Law Courts.


I have represented clients in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Amarillo, Lubbock, McAllen, Harlingen, Del Rio, Texarkanna, and Miliam County, Texas.  I have been successful in  many Bench and Jury Trials.   Over my 25 years, I have won my clients millions of dollars in negotiated settlements, bench and Jury Trials.


I provide all of my clients  the personal attention they deserve and your case is not passed on to legal assistants, case managers or secretaries.  You will talk directly with ME throughout the course of the representation.   I will travel and visit with you. 


In Personal Injury cases, my previous experience as an insurance claims adjuster back in the 70s gives me greater insight on how to negotiate with the insurance people.   I am also a certified Texas Mediator in Personal Injury cases.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    25 years
  2. Criminal Law: 20%
    25 years



Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Mr. Dan Estrada has been a great mentor and an excellent colleague! He is a very intelligent trial attorney with remarkable knowledge and experience with criminal defense and complex immigration cases. He is very professional and has salvage immigration cases that have been denied previously to other attorneys by Immigration officers and judges.I endorse this lawyer.


    Juan Rodriguez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have worked with Dan on multiple litigation matters, and I found him extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. He is always a strong advocate for his client, and he conducts himself with a very high level of professionalism.


    Gregory Mitchell Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Estrada Law Firm, PLLC

210 Angeles Drive
Ruidoso, NM, 88345


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199110/19/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Partially Probated Suspension
    issued in TX, 2002


    Partially probated suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practice he or she will be on probation, meaning the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyEstrada Law Firm, PLLC1991 - Present
Personal Injury Claims AdjusterCNA Insurance Co.1976 - 1980
Claims Adjuster/InvestigatorUnderwriters Adjusting Co./Continental Ins. Co.1973 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Tarrant County Association of MediatorsMemberN/A
Texas Mediation AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas Hispanic Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Hispanic Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Texas Dog-Mauling TrialAcquittal-- "Not Guilty"
Homeowners' vs. BuilderDefective Construction
African-American Community & Parents vs. Dallas Independent School DistrictCivil Rights Violations and Race Discrimination
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Texas System, ArlingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972